Various numbers about China’s Internet, telecoms and media have been released over the last week or so. CNNIC, a government body that issues reports and statistics on the Chinese Internet, released its mid year report.
Some numbers from the report:
The total number of Internet users reached 538 million (about 40% of the population) by June, up from 513 million in December 2011.
388 million people use mobile phones to get online; the report emphasizes that mobile devices are now far and away the most common way Chinese people get online.
There are 146 million ‘village netizens’(农村网民) or Internet users in rural areas. Read more